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Technical Standards Notices

Technical Standards Notices

NEW STANDARDS PROJECTS

Development work has begun on the following new or revised standards. Directly and materially affected individuals are invited to contribute to the development of such standards. Those wanting to participate may contact the Program Manager listed with the document.

Participation on AWS Technical Committees and Subcommittees is open to all persons.

A2.4:20XX, Standard Symbols for Welding, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination
This standard establishes a method for specifying certain welding, brazing, and nondestructive examination information by means of symbols, including the examination method, frequency, and extent. Detailed information and examples are provided for the construction and interpretation of these symbols.

Stakeholders: Engineers, Students, Welders, Educators, Designers, Manufacturers
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

A3.0/A3.0M:20XX, Standard Welding Terms and Definitions Including Terms for Adhesive Bonding, Brazing, Soldering, Thermal Cutting, and Thermal Spraying
This standard is a glossary of the technical terms used in the welding industry. Its purpose is to establish standard terms to aid in the communication of information related to welding and allied processes. Since it is intended to be a comprehensive compilation of welding terminology, nonstandard terms used in the welding industry are also included. All terms are either standard or nonstandard. They are arranged in word-by-word alphabetical sequence.
Stakeholders: Engineers, students, welders, program managers, government agencies, civil engineers, automotive industry, aerospace industry, marine and shipbuilding industry, plastics industry, structural industry, higher education instructors
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

A4.3:20XX (ISO 3690:2018 MOD), Welding and Allied Processes – Determination of Hydrogen Content in Arc Weld Metal
Standard test specimens and method of preparation are set forth, along with two standard methods of diffusible hydrogen analysis, mercury displacement and gas chromatography. The methods are suitable for manual metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding, and submerged arc welding using welding conditions and electrodes given in several applicable American Welding Society and International Standards Organization filler metal specifications.
Stakeholders: Producers of welding products, fabricators, welding educators, welding consultants, welding designers, and professionals having general interest in welding
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.20/A5.20M:20XX, Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for Flux Cored Arc Welding
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of carbon steel electrodes for flux cored arc welding. The requirements include chemical composition and mechanical properties of the weld metal and certain usability characteristics. It also includes optional, supplemental designators for lower temperature toughness requirements, diffusible hydrogen limits and shielding gas range designators. Additional requirements are included for standard sizes, marking, manufacturing and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of carbon steel flux cored electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Filler metal producers, fabricators, welding educators, welding consultants, and professionals having general interest in welding
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.29/A5.29M:20XX, Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes for Flux Cored Arc Welding
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of low-alloy steel electrodes for flux cored arc welding. The requirements include chemical composition and mechanical properties of the weld metal and certain usability characteristics. Optional supplemental designators are also included for improved toughness and diffusible hydrogen. Additional requirements are included for standard sizes, marking, manufacturing, and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of low-alloy steel flux cored electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Filler metal producers, fabricators, welding educators, welding consultants, and professionals having general interest in welding
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

J1.3/J1.3M:2020-AMD1, Specification for Materials Used in Resistance Welding Electrodes and Tooling
This standard specifies essential properties of materials used for resistance welding electrodes and related components, the common applications of these materials, and methods of conformance verification.
Stakeholders: Resistance welding material producers, users and distributors
Addenda Standard
Staff Contact: M. Diaz, ext. 310

J1.3/J1.3M:20XX, Specification for Materials Used in Resistance Welding Electrodes and Tooling
This standard specifies essential properties of materials used for resistance welding electrodes and related components, the common applications of these materials, and methods of conformance verification.
Stakeholders: Resistance welding material producers, users and distributors
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: M. Diaz, ext. 310

 

STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

AWS was approved as an accredited standards-preparing organization by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1979. AWS rules, as approved by ANSI, require that all standards be open to public review for comment during the approval process. This column also advises of ANSI approval of documents. The standards listed below are under public review. A draft copy may be obtained through the AWS staff contact for the respective standard. Send correspondence to AWS, Standards Development, 8669 NW 36 Street, #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672; telephone (800/305) 443-9353.

D16.5M/D16.5:20XX, Training Guide for Robotic Arc Welding Personnel
New Standard - $48.00 [ANSI Public Review expires 7/27/2020]
Staff Contact: J. M. Rosario, ext. 308

 

ISO DRAFT STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

Copies of the following Draft International Standards are available for review and comment through your national standards body, which in the United States is ANSI, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY, 10036; telephone (212) 642-4900. Any comments regarding ISO documents should be sent to your national standards body.

In the United States, if you wish to participate in the development of International Standards for welding, contact Andrew Davis at AWS, 8669 NW 36 Street, #130, Miami, FL, 33166-6672; telephone (305) 443-9353 ext. 466, e-mail: adavis@aws.org. Otherwise contact your national standards body.

ISO/DIS 4136, Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials – Transverse tensile test

ISO/DIS 9016, Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials – Impact tests – Test specimen location, notch orientation and examination

ISO/DIS 17639, Destructive tests on welds in metallic materials – Macroscopic and microscopic examination of welds

 

NEW STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

REVISED STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

REAFFIRMED STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

WITHDRAWN STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

A5.36/A5.36M:2016, Specification for Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Flux Cored Electrodes for Flux Cored Arc Welding and Metal Cored Electrodes for Gas Metal Arc Welding
Approval Date: 5/28/2020

 

AMENDMENT STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

ADDENDA STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

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